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KYOTO (Kyodo) Prosecutors are building a case against the former director and deputy director of the scandal-hit Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation for losing the organization money through improper business practices, investigative sources said Thursday.

At the center of the scandal are Noboru Okubo, 73, former director of the kanji proficiency test organizer, and his son, Hiroshi, 45, the former deputy director. The two also serve as senior officials of an advertising firm.

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